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of superstorm sandy. after politically charged delay and a wave of criticism, the house votes today on nearly $10 billion worth of storm relief. >>> and as a new session of congress is sworn in, so is a record number of women lawmakers. >>> full house. nearly every student from sandy hook elementary school is in attendance as classes resume for the first time since last month's tragic shooting. >>> and on thin ice. two teenagers find themselves stranded and in need of rescue on a frozen lake. captioning funded by cbs >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, january 24th, 2013. >>> good morning, everybody. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. the 113th congress has been sworn in, and today the house takes up its first piece of business, the bill of providing aid to victims of superstorm sandy. john boehner was re-elected as speaker of the house, but he sparked a flood of criticism from within his own party. tara mergener is in washington this morning. tara, good morning to you. >>> terrell, the speaker changed course after an angry backlash for the delay. it's the first of two votes t
the pain and suffering and loss of the citizens, our fellow americans, who were the victims of sandy but shouldn't have been the victims of our delay. a support this legislation and i urge the speaker and all of us on both sides of the aisle to ensure that on the 15th of this month we act for the balance of the initial dollars that will be available to assist those who have had this loss. i will be very supportive on the 15th and i know that people of connecticut, of new jersey, of new york, and of pennsylvania and of america will hold the speaker and all of us to the promise that no later than the 15th of this month, some 11 days from today, that we will make a full contribution to those people. i yield back the balance of my time. >> the gentleman from new jersey. >> i yield to the gentleman from new jersey who also recognizes that there have been absolutely no victims of delay when it comes to the flood insurance program because their payments have been made continuously because that program has been funded and we continue to fund it. >> the gentleman from new jersey. >> i thank m
right now, a shudder comes with it because of what happened at sandy hook. what do we actually know about what happened here? >> we're learning, actually, a little more. police officers just briefed us in the last hour or so. what they're telling us is that the 16-year-old shooter actually planned this, began the planning of it last night. he took the shotgun from his home, the home he's living it. it belongs to his brother, his 19-year-old brother, and the atf now tracking the registration. he then got the rounds. he went to bed, knew he was going to go in late. he went into his classroom, directly to those two boys who he says he tells police, were bullying him, and he aimed at both of them, striking one of them. i want to show you now a picture of the teacher in that classroom because what stopped it? it was this man. this teacher, what he did in addition to the counselor at the school, they convinced the boy to put down the gun, and that, piers, is what ended all of this. >> do we thinke had a very specific set of targets or was he stopped from being more indiscriminate? >> very
control. more than two months after superstorm sandy, billions of dollars of help for the victims who lost so much. some say it's too little, too late. >>> remarkable recovery. malala leaving the hospital after nearly being killed by the taliban. tonight she's walking and inspiring people around the world. >>> and what's wrong with this picture? what happened after the women of the hill posed for a photo and why it's getting so much attention tonight. "nightly news" begins now. >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >> good evening, i'm lester holt in tonight for brian, who will be back monday. a lot of americans are spending this first week of the new year flat on their backs, taken down by the flu in numbers we typically wouldn't see until much later in the winter. and according to the centers for disease control, those numbers are rapidly climbing with a peak nowhere in sight. the government reports as of a week ago, flu cases were widespread in 41 states. that's 10 more states and a week earlier. what's more, this flu strain ap
or 227,000 flood victims. i support the bill as a recovery from superstorm sandy. i believe the actions are still slow. 68 days have gone by. i know we have got commitments, but we are moving forwards and i am hopeful we will get the full entitlements the individuals from new york, new jersey, and connecticut finally need. some of the programs that need funding include engineers who work to protect new jersey's and york's shorelines. i want to thank every member of the new york, connecticut, and new jersey delegations for working collectively together to make sure our people -- because this as an issue that affects the american people -- they receive the kind of aid they need. i want to say to my friends mr. -- i have seenne they have set and work together with our governor, who i also want to give a thank you to, mario cuomo and chris christie -- working cooperatively, not as a democrat or republican, but as an elected official, to come together for people that need aid from a terrible storm. i am hopeful we will need store work -- move forward. finally the people of this region receiv
.m. the house speaker john boehner has pledged to bring out the remainder of the sandy relief package. >> next return to the opening day ceremonies in the u.s. senate. first with the return of senator mark kirk after he suffered a stroke in early 2011, followed by vice president joe biden holding a ceremonial swearing-in with returning and the newly elected senators. illinois senator mark kirk returning to the senate for the first time since suffering a stroke in early 2011. it left one side of this body mostly paralyzed. he was greeted by vice-president joe biden, illinois senator dick durbin, and senator joe manchin. members of the house stood nearby. >[laughter] >> thank you. [indistinct conversations] >> hi guys, how are you? and >> you have got all day, pal. [applause] >> are you kidding me? i am as happy as could be to be here, man. [indiscernible] [laughter] >> c'mon. [indiscernible] [applause] [applause] [indiscernible] [cheers and applause] >> good. >> [laughter] [inaudible] [indistinct conversations] >> let's go to work, you guys. [cheers] >> yay, mark. [applause] >> let's go. [laugh
said the families that are still displaced from their home after hurricane sandy hit the east coast. he asked for a full clean sandy aid bill from congress. the house is scheduled to debate next week. governor christie's remarks are nest on c-span. -- are next on c-span. after that, buzz aldrin on the future of space. >> wednesday on "washington journal" adam green on his organization oh z work and why they are hoping the 113th will shift to the left. an upcoming budget battles between president obama and the 113th congress. after that, looking at the tenure of house speaker john boehner and what his legacy will be. plus your e-mails, phone calls, on c-span. [applause] >> chris christie delivered his state of address today and discussed hurricane sandy recovery efforts. the house is expected to vote on an additional $51 million in the package. this comes courtesy from the statehouse in trenton. this is 45 minutes. [applause] [applause] >> thank you. thank you very much. thank you very much. thank you. thank you. thank you all very much. thank you. thank you all very much. lieutenant gov
of the challenges of the fiscal cliff and hurricane sandy, economists are predicting 150,000 new jobs. that will remain at 7.7% unemployment. nbc's tracie potts is in washington with more on this. >> reporter: mara, good morning. holiday hiring and shopping could also have some play into all that. we'll know in about an hour and a half what those new job numbers look like. 150, 160,000 new jobs is what we're hearing. but the jobless rate 7.7% expected to stay about the same. there are a number of things we do know that could have some impact here, adp says private job growth was about 215,000 in the last month. weekly unemployment claims up about 10,000. we also now know retail sales were up more than expected about 4.5%. again probably that holiday boom. auto sales were up about 9% and that's something that was predicted after hurricane sandy, a lot of people lost their cars it was predicted that the auto industry might end up benefiting from that. bottom line as we await these numbers it will tell a story how the economy is doing when you look at the big picture, economists are fair
and renamed "sandy hook elementary." we don't know whether this boy was signaling "peace" or "victory," but both seemed about sandy jim axelrod is in newtown for us tonight. bothporter: one police lieutenant here called the new school the safest school in poliica. in america, given all the precautions, kids being met by police officers as they got off the bus and headed into school; i.d. checks on any adult who got anywhere near the place. we sat down with the superintendent of schools, janet robinson, shortly after dismissal. >> thing >> the thing that had been missing at the new sandy hook location were the voices and the laughter of children. >> and that was there today. hookeporter: did you have any parents not able to just let the hand go? >> that's very hard. i... there were parents who wanted to put their child on the bus and just couldn't quite do it. so understandable. >> reporter: over the holidays, volunteers helped to make the new school feel like the old s hool. the students' own desks and chairs were moved. the hope was familiarity would bring comfort. i'm told one paren
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ellis on victims for hurricane sandy. frederick kaufman on why food prices are rising around the world. 7:00 eastern on c-span. >> a house debate on the emergency funding for hurricane sandy victims. after that, charles schumer and gillibrand talk about the funding. >> somebody took a shot, and as soon as the shot was fired, i went down. each one would fire into the group. then they came around and anybody who was moaning they shot. >> the 150 were made captive and 84 of them were shot down by forces that captured them. the survivors played dead in the field after they were fired on by machine guns at close range from the distance from myself at the podium to you sitting in the audience. they did not run, they fell to the ground. >> and american convoy is spotted and captured by german troops. on the malmedy massacre sunday night at 9:00 eastern. student camera video entries are now due. get them in by the deadline friday, january 18 for the grand prize of $5,000. zes.000 in total price >> william hague testified on arms export controls in december. the foreign secretary was asked to u
show." let's get to work. >> 20 heartbroken families lost a child in the sandy hook school shooting. i know how much it hurts. my 9-year-old daughter was murdered in the tucson shooting. >> two years after the tragedy in tucson, gabrielle giffords is taking the nra head-on. and a powerful new ad calls for courage in congress. >> whose child has to die next? >> senator barbara boxer is here on the progress. >>> sheriff joe arpaio has a posse patrolling around arizona schools. tonight we'll try to find the truth about arming public school teachers. >>> congressman steve palazzo wanted aid when his district was ravaged by hurricane katrina, yet voted down sandy aid. he took a hypocritical tour of sandy damage today. >>> congress has hit a new low. >> say ah! >> ah. >> say ah! >> ah. >> even root canals are more popular. bob shrum and howard fineman are here to assess the damages. on the heels of the horrific massacre in newtown, connecticut, something needs to change. here is one reason why. two years ago today, a gunman opened fire in tucson, arizona, in a parking lot. he shot 19 people,
understand why they have this thing for this in the hurricane relief. -- this thing for the sandy hurricane relief. i almost fell out of my chair when i saw all the earmarks. excuse me? you expect me to pay $64 billion to go to connecticut and new jersey. $40 billion of it is earmarked. lop that off and give them the rest. i would like to know every member of congress that put those in there. i was so angry. host: you can watch it when the house dabbles -- gavels in in about 2.5 hours. this, from our twitter page. this is on our facebook page. we are watching the debate in the senate on the filibuster rule. there's a story available online at thehill.com. they say it should require them to hold the floor and debate if they want to block legislation. carl levin favors a more modest reform and has recruited republicans to negotiate a solution. junior democrats say unless lawmakers are required to sustain life floor debates, the chamber will remain. blocked most of the time. harry reid addressed that on the floor yesterday. [video clip] >> we have been occupied with other matters, including th
is on the way for people who lost so much during superstorm sandy. president obama signed into law today a $9.7 billion sandy disaster relief package. it was the first legislative action of the new congress. a larger sandy aid package will have to wait. lawmakers will consider $51 billion relief bill on january 15th. some people were outraged after house speaker boehner canceled a vote tuesday on the entire aid package. sandy devastated parts of the northeast more than two months ago. >>> syria's president bashar al assad got a standing ovation today moments before he gave a rare public speech. assad said he's standing firm against global calls for him to step down. he laid out his own plan for dealing with syria's civil war. a u.s. state department spokeswoman says assad's plan is detached from reality and assad should resign immediately. >>> pakistani intelligence officials say a suspected u.s. drone strike killed 17 people today. today's attack follows two suspected u.s. drone strikes last week that killed 15 people, including a taliban commander with ties to the pakistani military. demons
. the driver ran from the crash and an all-out search and underway. >>> just three weeks after the sandy hook elementary massacre a gun show was held not far from the city of newtown. there was pressure from newtown officials to not hold the show, but organizers say this is how they make a living. some gun shows an hour away from newtown cancelled or rescheduled. gun dealers everywhere report strong sales since the november election and specially since sandy hook. >> a piedmont man's young daughter has motivate the him to get guns off the street. her reaction to the sandy hook incident prompted him to start his own cash for weapons program. we explain. >>> nicky jordan lives in piedmont. she's actually glad she's alive anywhere. >> one of the girls who didn't live in the husband got out the gun and put it to my head and pulled the trigger. >> that happened when she was ten. she said the girl laughed, saying the safety was on, then 17 years later she said her brother was shot by his best friend. >> my brother was shot through the head so i never got to see him again, and i raised him and it wa
this controversy in washington, as well as hurricane sandy. there was some pretty big-waits on the economy, and yet is still continued -- weight on the economy, and yet it still continued dto churto churn ahea. every month, we have traded on average 153,000 jobs. -- created on average 153,000 jobs. host: in a country with well over 3 million americans, they're more than 12,000,002 are currently out of work. almost 5 million long-term unemployed. the discouraged worker, about 1.1 million. guest: it is good that the economy kept churning along, but it is bad the we have such a lousy economy. we believe to create something like 350,000 -- we need to create something like 350,000 jobs to get unemployment down to 6%. we're falling short every single month. it is a recovery. we were in such a deep hole that it has been really difficult to dig out of this whole. -- hole. if you're looking and reasons for optimism, you can look at this and say, good. if you're one of those 12 million people who does not have a job, this is a disappointing report because it is not stronger. it is not enough to start to job
still suffering in the aftermath of super attorney sandy. the house voted 354-67 to provide $9.7 billion to cover insurance claims filed. all the no votes came from the republican side of the aisle before the vote took place republicans and democrats from new jersey and new york, the state's most affected by the storm rose to your honor it's patsage and condemned speaker john boehner for dragging his feet on the bill. >> this legislation is vital. this is not a handout. this is not something that we're looking forward to as a favor. we're asking to be treated as victims in other storms and natural disasters have been treated. >> the insurance runs out in one week. what are we going to do, wait for one week and then act? who the heck are you kidding? >> eliot: for more i'm joined by congressman greg meeks and one of the leaders fighting to get these dollars back to those who suffered from the storm. congratulations, you won. >> we did today, but there is a lot more to do. as you know, eliot this is $9.7 billion as you indicated for flood insurance. but we have a bigger amount, $51 billion
of hurricane sandy. it might sound like a no-brainer, but the conservative club for growth promised to punish anyone who voted for it, and 67 republicans voted it down. that's ahead. this is "hardball," the place for politics. >>> vice president biden presided over a joint session of congress today to officially count the electoral votes for president. it's a formality required under the u.s. code, but it's worth noting this fact. according to the official tally from november's election, president obama won 51.1% of the popular vote to mitt romney's, get this, 47.2%. and that makes obama the first president since dwight eisenhower to win at least 51% of the vote in back-to-back elections, and he's the first democrat to do so since fdr. we'll be right back. you know that little 50-pound thingy at the doctor's office when they weigh you, and they have to move it over? my doctor does not have to do that anymore. [ male announcer ] for every 2 pounds you lose through diet and exercise alli can help you lose one more by blocking some of the fat you eat. feels great. [ male announcer ] simple. effe
vote for speaker of the house and how the 113th congress could crash the economy. >>> plus, the sandy relief disgrace continues. >> your two senators packed this with pork. the speaker made the right decision. >> i'll talk to a business owner who can't survive until house republicans act quickly. >>> and the president has called bill o'reilly's bluff and raised his taxes. >> if barack obama begins taxing me more than 50%, which is very possible, i don't know how much longer i'm going to do this. >> tonight we bid a fond farewell to the mayor of cable news. >> i like my job, but there comes a point when taxation becomes oppressive. >> good to have you with us tonight folks. thanks for watching. the next fight over our economic future is under way. republicans are making sure the fight is dirty. president obama and congressional democrats do not have any time to celebrate the fiscal cliff deal they reached earlier this week. in about two months the country will reach its spending limit. republicans already announced their intentions to hold the debt ceiling hostage once again. >> i thin
sort of sandy hair dye. john would get furious at him because he did not do what he wanted and he is one of those precise people who has been really good to me and when my husband died he was there, came to receiving that night. he has always been there for me. he went to washington for the bill signing. that is interesting too. he was in court and his wife, he had a system that worked. a plane ticket from atlanta to washington to baltimore because her mother lives in baltimore. she flew in -- there's a thousand dollar plane ticket waiting for you, you fly out there and go to that bill signing. he really had a good time. he enjoyed himself and got a lot out of people and it was good but somebody asked what he did for clothes. he said he didn't have a bag, but started at oxford. he had fresh clothes and it was good. he was hair, a washington attorney was there and cam russell went to italy with me because john was the first choice because he couldn't end court trial and he didn't go and his harvard student, he lost the biggest case of his life and won a trip to italy. i tell people
because the ma major work of helping th victims much sandy is still ahead of us. bit more from e senator schumer yesterday talking about votes taken or lack of vote by paul ryan on the house bill and getting his comments. [video clip] >> flood insurance is an obligation of the federal government. in other words, people who pay flood insurance have paid hundreds and sometimes thousands of dollars a year and in return the federal government says if you are flooded we will reimburse you for the damage you suffer. so i don't understand why anyone would not want to vote for that provision. i haven't heard congressman ryan's reasoning. >> [inaudible]? >> that is just terribly harsh to a homeowner who lost his home. should they sit around and wait two years and lose their lives until we reform the promise? in is nothing wrong reforming the program but to hold the homeowners who desperately need this money and have paid in for this money as almost hostage to reform? that is unconscionable. that is wrong. and i would hope congressman ryan would reconsider. host: senator schumer from yesterday. yo
of the sandy hook elementary school hasser. she spoke for the first time after the shooting in an exclusive interview with abc. >> how was newtown? >> tough. >> the first couple we spoke to that took out a cell phone and showed us a picture of his daughter. i about lost it. >> they say the december shooting which left 20 children and six adults dead brought back painful members. both are gun owners and supporters of 2nd amendment but they say what happened in sandy hook elementary school was a turning point. >> when it can happen to children in a classroom it's time to say "enough." >> today, she and kelly launch add new campaign aimed at reducing gun violence, taking on the gun lobby and pushing for background check for private gun sales and limiting high capacity magazine clips. >> two days after the sandy hook elementary school shooting, president obama issued a call to action. >> these tragedies must end. to end them we must change. >> dealers say the threat of stricter gun[éx c!, u.u.] contrd a surge in sales. >> should anything change, they have what they need. >> vice president bide
's handling of super storm sandy has made him more popular with democrats than republicans. >>> next, to a disturbing story out of russia. what was supposed to be an enjoyable adventure took a tragic turn as a giant inflatable zorb ball with two men inside veered off course and rolled off a mountain cliff. one man was killed, and the other is in serious condition. >>> off the coast of australia, a man lost control of his boat, fell out and was swimming nearby while the boat was spinning in circles. a police boat was able to rescue the boater and he is reportedly doing well. >>> and a huge doomsday asteroid made a fly-by of the earth last night at a distance of 9 million miles. it's more than 1,000 feet wide. and could hit the earth in the 2036. i certainly hope not. >>> weekly jobless claims, holiday retail sales and earnings from oil giant chevron today. meanwhile, what a difference a few months can make. not long ago apple closed above 700 while facebook was spiraling fast, now facebook is the nasdaq darling. it's the best performing stock in the 100 up 70% since september while ap
husband traveled to connecticut last week to meet with families of the victims of the sandy hook elementary school hasser. she spoke for the first time after the shooting in an exclusive interview with abc. >> how was newtown? >> tough. >> the first couple we spoke to that took out a cell phone and showed us a picture of his daughter. i about lost it. >> they say the december shooting which left 20 children and six adults dead brought back painful members. both are gun owners and supporters of 2nd amendment but they say what happened in sandy hook elementary school was a turning point. >> when it can happen to children in a classroom it's time to say "enough." >> today, she and kelly launch add new campaign aimed at reducing gun violence, taking on the gun lobby and pushing for background check for private gun sales and limiting high capacity magazine clips. >> two days after the sandy hook elementary school shooting, president obama issued a call to action. >> these tragedies must end. to end them we must change. >> dealers say the threat of stricter gun[éx c!, u.u.] contrd a s
ways people have been raising money for victims of the super storm sandies. >> and breweries are thinking outside the box. we have details on the sandy beer. >> and a cheaper version of the iphone. rumors seem to good to be true and we are learning they were. good morning maryland continues in just a few moments. >>> on this friday morning a hearing is happening today in texas where planned parenthood will ask for an injunction to receive state funding a judge ruled that texas can cut off funding to the organization's family planning programs. >>> a judge will ask a -- request a hearing to exhume the body of a man poisoned weeks after winning the lottery. family members were suspicious about the man's desk. >>> afghan president karzai is speak at george washington university and is expected to talk about his beliefs the u.s. and nato failed to make afghanistan more secure. karzai is meeting with president obama and secretary of state hillary clinton today. >>> it's unclear whether the man accused of opening fire in a colorado movie theater will be arraigned today. lawyers for
the campus. the student is a self-proclaimed white supremist. >> just three weeks after the sandy hoag elementary massacre, gun show was held not far from the city of newtown. there was pressure not to hole the show but organizers say this is how they made their living. some gun shows an hour away cancelled or rescheduled. >> no idea what the president has in mind, but down the road, could be many things that could jeopardy do is gun show moat -- promoters and gun sale. >> the opportunityistic for gun control, leveraging the tragedy in sandy hook, is despicable. >> gun dealers everywhere report strong sales since the november election and especially since sandy hook. >> a piedmont man's ten-year-old daughter has motivate him to help gets guns off the streets. he started his own cash for guns program. reporter: micky jordan lives in piedmont. she is glad she is alive anywhere. >> one of the girls who didn't live in the house, got out a gun and put it to my head and pulled a trigger. >> that happened when she was ten. the said she girl laughed saying the safety was on. then 17 years late
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parks faced closures - why they apparently did it. >>> people hit by superstorm sandy. could soon be getting relief money -- but others will still have to wait. >>> and - it looked like a congressional photo-op. but this picture turned out to be a photo-shop. we'll explain - next. (male announcer) this is bay area news station, kron 4 news starts now. >> catherine: now at 5-30. a new report released today says that employees with the california department of parks and recreation intentionally hid millions of dollars from the state. kron 4's charles clifford has more. >> reporter: last summer it was discovered that the california department of parks and recreation may have had up to 54 million dollars hidden in two accounts. the news was particularily shocking because at the time california was considering closing down dozens of state parks due to a lack of funding the news also resulted in the resignation of parks and rec director, ruth colemn. but in this new report, the state attorney generals office concludes that 34 million dollars of that money was innocently misplaced, the r
're helping the east coast recover from hurricane sandy. we're a leading global insurance company, based right here in america. we've repaid every dollar america lent us. everything, plus a profit of more than $22 billion. for the american people. thank you, america. helping people recover and rebuild -- that's what we do. now let's bring on tomorrow. >>> prisoners, including death row prisoners could be set free because of a doctor's workload and tactics is the focus of a major investigation. cnn's victor blackwell has been looking into this very disturbing story. >> if you died in mississippi of any sort of suspicious circumstances, chances are dr. hand was going to be cutting you open. >> that's a former public defender talking about dr. steven han, a pathologist who has done tens and thousands of autopsies. >> how many would you say from the late '80s until probably a few years ago. >> somewhere in the range of 1400, 1500 nrk that range, maybe 1600. >> that's five to six times what's recommended by the national association of medical examiners. for the first time on television, han is resp
in the connecticut after the sandy hook school shooting, there was less interest in buying guns. other democrats suggest the time to act is now. >> we will not allow, and the public will allow the normal to be mass shootings every month. >> the top senate republican says there are higher priorities >> the biggest problem we have at the moment is spending and debt. that will dominate the congress between now and the end of march none of these issues, i think, will have the kind of priority and spending and debt are going to have a the next two or three months. >> white house aides say mr. obama plans to move forward the agenda in a timely fashion. leading republicans say in addition to spending and debt, jobs are another top priority, suggesting the gop is slamming on the brakes on the gun issue. lou: thank you very much, as always. our chief congressional correspondent. senate majority leader harry reid apologizing after saying last week that hurricane katrina was nothing in comparison to what happens to the people of new york and new jersey during hurricane sandy. his comments drew a sharp rebu
for victims of superstorm sandy-- nearly $10 billion to pay for flood insurance claims. house speaker john boehner has promised a vote on another $51 billion later this month. president obama was reelected today. you might have thought that that happened in november but it was today that the house and the senate held a joint session to count the electoral votes from each state. no surprise: mr. obama won with 332 electoral votes to mitt romney's 206. but the president's margin was narrow when you look at the votes cast by individual americans. the popular vote. when you add their totals together, it comes to nearly 130 million votes cast and mr. obama won by about four points. he's the first president to get more than 51% of the vote twice since dwight eisenhower. this is the last thing you want to see when you're taking a flight: the pilot being hauled away by the police. it happened today in minneapolis aboard an american eagle commuter plane bound for new york. the pilot is accused of drinking too much. michelle miller is at laguardia airport for us tonight. michelle? >> reporter: well,
meaningful gun legislation. i'm joined tonight by two parents who are advocating for change. sandy and lonnie phillips lost their daughter, jessica gauwi in a mass shooting in aurora seven months ago. jessica was just 24 years old. she wanted to be a sportscaster. so she moved to colorado in 2010 to go to metro state, metropolitan state university in denver. she survived a mass shooting at a food court in toronto. but she was among the 12 people murdered in the shooting at the movie theater in aurora this past july. sandy and lonnie, i want to thank you so much for joining us here this evening and being a part of the discussion. lonnie, you met with the president, with vice president biden recently. what did you tell him? >> well, there were about 23 groups at that meeting, and i was sitting directly to his left, and he started to his right. each member of all the groups that were there, there were a lot of very astute people, and he listened to each one of them very carefully and wrote -- made notes. it went around the table. probably 22 people representing a lot of pro -- they were -- actua
there was nothing about any other state other than those directly affected by sandy. >> reclaiming my time. the gentleman is absolutely right. had we been able to pass what we intended to be the house bill and pass it back to the senate and the senate then would have taken that up though they had left town we could have done this in the previous congress and the gentleman from new york has been a champion to make sure that's clearly understood. i want to be an equal champion that in fact whether it's louisiana or california when the next earthquake occurs or our friends and colleagues from the eastern seaboard, as far south as where we stand, we need to make sure, we owe them that, and i want to thank the gentleman from new york for working so hard to make sure that we do get to a clean bill and with that i thank the gentleman and yield back. >> time has expired. gentleman from new york? >> i yield to ms. canner for unanimous consent request. >> i ask to place remarks in the record in support of hurricane sandy relief wherever it is needed in our nation. >> i yield one minute to the gentle
interview with sean hannity, nine o'clock eastern right here only on fox news channel. super storm sandy victims are one step closer to getting the help they need. president obama signing into law the 9.7 billion dollar panel approved by lawmakers. it will increase the borrowing authority of the federal emergency management agency to help flooding victims. and warned it was set to run out of money from additional dollars from congress and more than 100 payments would have been delayed without that additional money and the house and senate are expected to act on a larger and more comprehensive sandy aid package in the next couple of weeks. a centennial celebration underway for one of the most controversial presidents in our history. president nixon would be 100 years and he was born in yorba linda, california. >> hi there, shan nan. january 9th, 1913 president nixon was born in the house behind me, 36 years since his presidency ended with the watergate scandal and people gathering to consider what he did in a great historical context. and watergate is not forgotten or here at the library,
for people trying to put their lives back together after hurricane sandy. >> the sworn in 113th congress gets down to business today. >> first up, a vote on $9 billion aid package if victims of super storm sandy only a fraction of the $60 bill in aid the senate approved. the house adjourned before a vote which set off a firestorm. northeast politicians erupted. >> republican leadership has turned their backs on knockers. >> we sent them there. we sent them there to do the work for us. not to sit down and play with each other. >> residents, some of whom lost everything, voiced their anger. >> they are supposed to be representing us. the $9 billion aid package covers flood insurance impacted by hurricane sandy. the house leadership promised a vote on a separate $51 billion package this month. with relief resolved the new congress will turn their attention to two big looming battles giving new members a taste of washington, dc, partisan divide. >> it is like walking into a dinner party where the couple that is hosting it is already in the middle of a fight. >> congress must address the automatic
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